On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1953

Historical Events

Film Release

"From Here to Eternity" based on book by James Jones, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1954)

  • Operation "Big Switch"; Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom

Famous Birthdays

  • Samantha Sang [Cheryl Lau Sang], Australian pop singer (Emotion), born in Melbourne
1953 Highlights

About August 5, 1953

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo